Source: Great American Recipe Cards
FOR THE BROWNIES:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brewed coffee or water
1/4 cup dark, unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
FOR THE FROSTING:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 Tbsp dark cocoa
1/4 cup milk
3 1/2 cups unsifted powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
TO MAKE THE BROWNIES:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 17 1/2x11-inch jelly roll pan well.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the sugar.
In heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, coffee or water and cocoa. Stir and heat to boiling.
Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in the bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Mix well, using a wooden spoon or high speed on electric mixer. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until brownies test done in the center.
WHILE BROWNIES BAKE, PREPARE THE FROSTING:
In a saucepan. Combine the butter, cocoa and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth.
Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven.
Cool. Cut into 48 bars.
Fudge Brownie Pie Recipe
Very easy. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
45 min 5 min prep
1 (21 ounce) package fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (9 inch) pie crusts (unbaked)
Preheat oven to 350degreesF.
In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, oil and water.
Stir with wooden spoon until well blended (about 50 strokes).
Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon into pie crust.
Bake until set (40-45 minutes).
Cut pie into wedges and serve each wedge with a scoop of ice cream.
Fudge Pie Recipe
8 servings 1 pie
35 min 10 min prep
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (or 2 ounces of high-cocoa-content bittersweet chocolate)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chocolate and butter in a 4 cup Pyrex measure or microwave-safe bowl. Place in microwave and heat on high, for 1 minute, stir, and heat for 30 seconds more. Let sit for a minute or so and stir until chocolate dissolves completely.
Add sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Stir until well combined.
Pour into lightly oiled 9 inch pie pan.
Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool for as long as you can wait. If you can't wait, vanilla ice cream helps cool a slice of pie on your plate.
This recipe is from "Family Circle", Woman's Day", or "Woman's World" magazine, 2005. ...
in Woman's World, Quick & Lush and Easy Brownies
by Carol Sue of Washington
I want to share this recipe because it is so yummy, economical and fast.
Often I need a quick and easy cheap desert for a potlucks, grandkids, or just to treat neighbors.
A 13x9-inch cake pan of moist lush and yummy brownies for $1.50 is just what the doctor ordered.
You know, the doctor said that chocolate is a health food!
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One box of brownie mix (store brand)
Half a can of frosting (store brand)
Note: I buy Walmart or Winco's store brand, whatever is on sale, and stock up. I use the milk chocolate frosting since the kids working at Dominos Pizza across the street like that best, but the German frosting or White is good too.
Prepare brownie mix as directed on box. Bake. Remove from oven, spread frosting on hot brownies.
Optional... Immediately scatter brownies with nuts or sprinkles if desired (less is better here). Serve warm or cool.
Woman's World Magazine Article, December 16, 2003
Have a Sweet Holiday!
Starlets Dakota and Elle Fanning may be experts at acting, but when it comes to helping in the kitchen- a favorite pastime for the adorable sisters they candle anything too tricky. Lucky for them, their Grandma Mary Jane has a flair for finding Christmas goodies that are, well...a piece of cake to make! Here, we've collected some super-simple-yet-scrumptious Fanning favorites that'll make it easy for you- and any little helpers you might have- to whip up homemade holiday treats the no-stress way.
When Christmas time rolls around, sisters Dakota, right, and Elle- ages nine and five - can't wait to make the trip from Hollywood to Georgia so they can start baking with their Grandma Mary Jane. "I look forward to it every year. It's really, really fun," laughs Dakota, precocious star of The Cat in the Hat. Joy to the World plays in the background (Dakota loves the song because her mom's name is Joy), the sisters help Grandma bake batch after batch of chocolate-chip cookies, iced sugar cookies, brownies and more. "I love stirring in the chocolate and putting in the chocolate chips," giggles Elle, who can next be seen in The Door in the Floor, starring Kim Bassinger. "Sometimes I get to lick the spoon!" Grandma has just as much fun as the little ones. Her secret? Allowing her granddaughters to pitch in on recipes that are crowd-pleasing and kid-pleasing- and yet incredibly easy. So where can you find recipes like these? Right here! We've rounded up all the Fanning sisters' favorites. Just make sure to set aside a few for Santa, Dakota cautions, cause every one gobbles 'em up so fast, "they're always pretty much gone!"
When Dakota and Elle visit their grandma, these are the cookies they can't wait to help bake- and then gobble them up! We bet your kids will love 'em just as much.
Festive Chocolate Chip Cookies- The sisters both adore chocolate-chip cookies- especially with yummy extras like M&Ms or colorful holiday baking pieces mixed in. "When you mix them with the chocolate chips, they're so good", says Elle.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed dark sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pkg. (10 oz.) Nestle's Holiday Shapes & Morsels, divided
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour and baking soda: reserve. At medium-high speed beat butter with sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until blended. Reduce speed to low; gradually beat in reserved flour mixture. Reserve 1/3 cup Shapes & Morsels. Stir chips and remaining Shapes & Morsels into dough, at least 2" apart, onto ungreased baking sheets, flatten slightly. Press reserved Shapes & Morsels onto cookies. Bake 8 minutes or until golden around edges. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Transfer to racks; cool completely.
Makes 40 cookies. Per cookie: 153 cals; 2 g. protien, 9 g. fat (6 g. saturated); 24 g. chol.; 18 g. carbs.; 82 mg. sodium; 0 g. fiber; 11 g. sugar.
Your time in the kitchen: 15 minutes; ready to serve in 45 minutes.
"When we make brownies I'll leave some of them out for Santa.
1 1/2 cups butter
6 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup Hershey's mini Kisses from 1 (10 oz.) pkg.
1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting and red and green jimmies or sprinkles, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 13"x9" baking pan with enough foil to overhang ends by 1"; coat with cooking spray. In pot over low heat melt butter and chocolate, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and salt until blended. Stir in Kisses. Spread batter in pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with moist crumble clinging. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Using foil, lift brownies from pan to rack, cool completely. Remove foil, if desired, spread brownies with frosting; sprinkle with jimmies.
Makes 24 brownies. Per brownie: 311 cals.; 4 g. protien; 20 g. fat (12 g. saturated); 88 mg. chol.; 33 g. carbs; 171 mg. sodium; 2 g. fiber; 23 g. sugar.
Your time in the kitchen: 15 minutes; ready to serve in 1 hour.
Best - ever Sugar Cookies: Grandma and her girls turn out sugar cookies galore. "I love cutting them out," says Dakota. "We make some that are like ornaments and ice them with red, blue and dark green!" And our test kitchen made some of ours into princesses because Dakota loves them.!
4 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups butter, at room temperature
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 egg yolks
2 tsp. vanilla extract
6-7 Tbs. warm water
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 pkg. (16 ox.)
3 Tbs. meringue powder, such as Wilton's
Assorted colors concentrated food coloring, such as Wilton's
Heart-shaped confetti sprinkles and assorted colors decorating sugar crystals, optional
Combine flour and salt reserve. In bowl at high speed beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, five minutes. Beat in yolks, 1 at a time, then vanilla. Reduce speed to low, beat in flour mixture. 1/3 at a time, until just combined. Form dough into 3 balls; flatten into disks. Wrap; refrigerate until firm, 1 hour. On floured surface roll out dough to 1/4 " thickness. Using assorted 4"-6" cookie cutters cut out shapes as desired. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets; refrigerate 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F; Bake 16-18 minutes or until set and lightly browned around edges. Cool 3 mintues. Transfer to racks; coool completely. Combine 6 Tbs. warm water and almond extract. At low speed beat confectioner' sugar meringue powderr and almond extract mixture until soft peaks form, 8-10 minutes, adding additional warm water if needed. Divide icing among seperate bowls; tint as desired. Transfer some of iciings to pastry bags fitted with small writing tips. Decorate cookies with icing, sprinkles and sugars as desired. Let stand until set, 1 hour.
Makes 20 cookies. Per cookie: 423 cals.; 4 g. protien; 19 g. fat (12 g. unsaturated); 82 mg. chol.; 59 carbs; 224 mg. sodium; 1 g. fiber; 35 g. sugar
Your time in the kitchen- 2 hours; ready to serve in 4 hours.
Fudge Brownie Pie
1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell
1 Cup. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 Cup butter
1 (14 ounce.) can Eagle sweetened condensed milk
1/2 Cup. biscuit mix
1 teaspoon. vanilla extract
1 Cup. chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake pastry shell 10 minutes; remove from oven.
Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
In saucepan over low heat, melt chips and butter. In large mixer bowl, beat chocolate mixture with remaining ingredients except nuts until smooth. Add nuts. Pour into prepared pastry shell. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool. Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream
Best Brownie Recipes
By: Mahjabeen Manji
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 pan
A great treat for parties or just spoiling yourself.
Try this easy recipe with only 7 ingredients.
3/4 cup melted shortening
2 cup sugar
8 tbsp cocoa
4 medium eggs
1 2/3 cup flour
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
1. Combine shortening, sugar and cocoa. Mix well.
2. Add eggs and flour, mixing while adding. Add vanilla. Add nuts.
3. Place in a 9x13 inch baking pan and bake in a 350 deg. F. oven for 25 minutes.
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